FIFA World Cup 2018: Royal Belgian Football Association abandons Damso collaboration
Friday, 09 March 2018
The Royal Belgian Football Association has finally decided to abandon its choice of the young Brussels rapper Damso for the future “anthem” to accompany the Red Devils at the World Cup in Russia. In the face of criticisms which have multiplied in recent days, especially from a feminist association, which had questioned the sponsors of the national team on the subject, the Royal Belgian Football Association has indicated that it “enormously regrets the social controversy” which has arisen.
The federation states that the collaboration with Damso was ended “by mutual agreement”.
In a statement it says, “The social controversy around the artist, and the agitation in recent days, has ensured that attention has been completely diverted from everything that is of prime importance for the Royal Belgian Football Association. We take full responsibility for this controversy and this agitation.”
The Royal Belgian Football Association adds, “We will certainly learn the necessary lessons for the future, so that we convey our positive values with even greater conviction.”